I was never a fan of chorizo, even in my meat-eating days but I do like a little spice especially when the weather gets colder. In this dish, I use Field Roast brand plant-based sausages. Field Roast actually makes a chorizo-style sausage which you can use in this dish. I’m partial to their Italian style but either one will work.
The black beans add to the heartiness of the soup and bring in lots of fiber to keep you full and healthy. While oregano is not a spice I use often (unless I’m making pizza), it works well in this soup and the cumin gives an authentic Mexican flavor.
Because I can eat tacos every day of the week, I always look for new ingredients to put into a corn tortilla. Make sure you purchase organic, non-GMO corn tortillas. Also, because I am using Field Roast brand Apple Sage sausage, I added chopped fresh green apple garnish – it adds crunch and sweetness and is an unexpected delight on a taco. Top it off with colorful purple cabbage and a squeeze of lime, and you’ve got a nutritious, high fiber meal that will keep the digestion process in motion after your post-Thanksgiving feast. Enjoy!
It’s a comfort food made with a tiny pasta called Acini de Pepe (grains of pepper) and traditionally includes tiny meat balls. To make this quick and easy, I used Field Roast sausage slices instead of the meat balls and it turned out just like the original. I hope you enjoy it.